Try something new – shaving foam painting

Its half term here so the kids are on school holidays. I came to a realisation that my daughter would love Pinterest, I was not mistaken! Here’s her board of messy kids art ideas. The eagle eyed amongst you will realise that most activities she has pinned involve paint and shaving foam. Tuesday turned into a … Read more

So Sew Easy Cowl Neck Top

I mentioned last week that on my WIP was a top for myself. It’s been a tricky week in our household, which I have found rather stressful. By the time Friday arrived I felt ready to treat myself and whip up this top ready for a girls night in Saturday evening:) The top is a … Read more

Finishing WIP – knitting

Do you have many projects on the go? Oh good, I’m not alone!  I have two knitted projects, a denim rag quilt in progress, fabric bought to replace ripped curtains, top to be made, plus keeping stock levels maintained in my etsy shop. Naturally I go through phases, going from one project to a next, dependant … Read more

How to use pinterest to grow your blog

Have you noticed I am passionate about blogging? I love it when people visit and take time to stop and comment. One key way to grow your blog is through pinterest, here are my top three suggestions for growing your blog with pinterest: Pin regularly Create pinterest friendly images Join group pinterest boards Pin regularly Its … Read more

Giveaway – Tablet Case

It’s yet another Sew Mama Sew giveaway day, they are such fun! I love giving away a bag, and visiting lots of new to me blogs! If you are new here, let me tell you a few things about myself and my site! I’m a mum of 2 working part time, in amongst I love to … Read more

Teach your child to knit, 6 top tips

My daughter has just expressed an interest in knitting. She is 8 years old and is not renowned for her patience! My reaction was mixed – I have to admit my heart sank.. but at the same time I was delighted that she expressed an interested. Amazingly she has stuck at it:) A trip to the local … Read more

Reuse Old Jeans -my hometalk clipboard

Introducing you to a great selection of recycled denim projects featured on Hometalk. Not heard of Hometalk before? Hometalk is an inspiring website where users upload projects, many of which are DIY focussed. There’s lots of uplifting ideas, and even better you can ask for advice when planning your next project. The lovely people at Hometalk enjoyed my post … Read more

DIY Bunk Bed Caddy

Currently, on a health kick, I’m doing what I can to stop my sleep being interrupted by the children help my children sleep through the night. My daughter needs someone to turn the light off once she has climbed back into her bunk bed, following a trip to the bathroom. She has already broken two clip-on lights, we … Read more

My photo school Lightroom Course

The final week of the course – I have learnt so much on this course:) This week I have been busy learning how to export images, create contact sheets, books for publishing, post direct to facebook, create slideshows – everything to do with publishing the images either in print or on the internet. The lessons … Read more